Thursday, June 6, 2013

Randolph College community mourns the loss of Joe Marotta

Joe Marotta addresses the Class of 2013
at Baccalaureate.
A Statement from Randolph College President John E. Klein

The Randolph College community is both shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of Joe Marotta. Joe was a much-loved member of the Randolph community and will be missed. He had been with the College since February 2012 and was an excellent controller, bringing strong experience and skills to his job. In a short time, he improved our audit, our control of student accounts, our control of assets and many other aspects of his position.
Joe most often could be seen on campus with a smile on his face, and we were extremely proud of him in the fall when he was ordained as a Permanent Deacon for Holy Cross Catholic Church after years of preparation. He was a fine person and respected and loved by many in our community. In his new role of deacon, Joe performed with joy and grace the College's Baccalaureate service at graduation in May. The Randolph community is grieved by Joe's loss and extends its thoughts and prayers to Joe's family and friends, especially his wife, Katie, and their five young children.
John E. Klein


Services for Joe Marotta will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lynchburg, VA as follows:
  • Prayer service - Sunday 7-8:30pm
  • Funeral Mass - Monday 2:00 with a reception and burial to follow
More information can be found at